Sam WorthingtonFROM SPLASH PAGE: It's been a couple of months (translation: "far too long") since we've heard any crazy casting rumors regarding "Batman 3" -- ever since the blogosphere erupted over since-denied reports that Eddie Murphy and Shia LeBeouf were joining the cast back in December. And while most of the recent attention regarding the follow-up to "The Dark Knight" has been focused on whether Christopher Nolan will settle back into the director's chair, the latest online scuttlebutt now questions if Batman himself, Christian Bale, will don the cape and cowl once more.

In a report coming out of Australia's Herald Sun newspaper this morning, unnamed sources claim that Bale's "Terminator Salvation" co-star, Sam Worthington, may indeed be taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the next installment of the award-winning Batman franchise. As usual, it's important to remember that when it comes to "Batman 3" casting rumors, nothing is confirmed until Warner Bros. says so, but given Bale's recent Internet infamy, could this speculation have some credibility?

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As movie studios often declare before the audio commentaries on their DVDs: The views and opinions of actors do not necessarily reflect ours. And now, just a few weeks after her “Miss March” co-stars gave us advice on how to score hot chicks, certified hottie Raquel Alessi is eager to insist that they don’t reflect her views, either.

“Oh my gosh,” blushed the star when we spoke to her Monday, just a few days before “Miss March” hits theaters this weekend. “I think that, maybe, there might be a better way to get a girl’s attention besides grabbing her boobs.” Read More...

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FROM NEWSROOM.MTV.COM: Russell Brand is a recovering sex and heroin addict. He's been kicked off the BBC thanks to a poorly received prank call last year. Oh, and then there's the time he showed up dressed as Osama Bin Laden at his old MTV gig back on September 12, 2001. That one didn't go over well at all.

So maybe I wasn't completely surprised when our shoot with him this afternoon went bonkers. Russell is at his best when he's off the cuff, just riffing with strangers, so we decided to throw him right into a mess of people. To my knowledge, we conducted the first interview ever to take place in an actual working MTV elevator today. And yes, Russell struck up awkward and amusing chats with security men and every lovely young lady who happened to stroll in.

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'Watchmen'Additional reporting by Larry Carroll

FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder offered some advice for newcomers to the comic book series that provided source material for his most recent blockbuster (opening today): "Don't read it."

To be fair, he was simply suggesting that those who haven't read Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series wait until after seeing his adaptation of the aforementioned story to crack open the cover. For those of you going into Snyder’s film as well-versed “Watchmen” fanatics, however, we also got Zack’s thoughts on the one movie addition that he is most proud of, and the one graphic novel element that he found hardest to cut. (Beware: there are SPOILERS AHEAD!)

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'Watchmen'Zack Snyder's blockbuster adaptation of "Watchmen" hits theaters at midnight tonight, capping off what feels like an eternity of anticipation. Yes, the story no comics fan ever expected to see on the big screen -- and some still don't want to see it there -- is finally hitting theaters, and if pre-release sales numbers are any indication, it's bringing crowds of ticket-holders with it!

We'll be posting our own review tomorrow, but in the meantime, we'd like to hear from all the "Watchmen" watchers out there! If you're seeing the film over the next few days -- and especially if you're seeing it at one of the midnight showings tonight -- turn on those webcams and record your reaction to the film, then upload it to We’ll be selecting some of the best to run on!

To upload your video, simply click on “Create An Upload” (you’ll have to first register for a free account if you haven’t already). Make sure to tag your video as “Watchmen” so we can find it. Now turn on your cam, and geek out!


Michael Clarke Duncan in 'Sin City'FROM SPLASH PAGE: In the grand scheme of movie news, it might take a backseat only to the “Arrested Development" movie. But other than that long-in-development translation, it’s hard to think of a more-anticipated great white whale than “Sin City 2.”

We’ve been harassing everyone from Mickey Rourke and Frank Miller to Robert Rodriguez and Alexis Bledel about the possible sequel, and even asked Angelina Jolie -- and she wasn’t even in the first film.

So, if for no other reason than to complete our collection, I figured I’d better ask the larger-than-my-house Michael Clarke. In real life, you’d be hard-pressed to find a nicer guy -- and the “Street Fighter” star was more than happy to add his name to the list of actors who’d love to return to the black, white and red world of the 2005 flick.

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Have you seen those photos of James Franco undergoing a faux Bar Mitzvah at Harvard? Well so have we, so when we caught up with the "Pineapple Express" star on the Oscars red carpet, we gave him a hearty welcome into the tribe.

But that wasn't the only point of discussion; we also used our journalistic prowess to squeak out a confession that Franco's reading a book on...Celine Dion? Find out what we're talking about below, and then click here to see all of our red carpet Oscars coverage, featuring interviews with Robert Pattinson, Anne Hathaway and more.

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Clint Eastwood in 'Dirty Harry'We've announced our Greatest Movie Badasses of All Time and we've blogged about our Comic-Con panel which featured taped acceptance speeches from Clint Eastwood and Sigourney Weaver. Now we want to know what YOU think.

Take a look at the full ranking for our Greatest Movie Badasses list and then give us your reactions in the comments below. Disagree with our list? Upset that your favorite character didn't make the cut? Or maybe you just want to say thank you (hopefully that's the case). In any event, here's the list!

1. Dirty Harry
2. Ellen Ripley
3. John McClane
4. Mad Max
5. Walker
6. Sarah Connor
7. Pike Bishop
8. Khan
9. Boba Fett
10. John J. Rambo

There we have it, so give us your thoughts below!

New York Comic Con 2009New York Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, and that means MTV News is not only going to have regularly updated coverage of the show all weekend throughout, but we'll also be on the floor and in the panel rooms bringing you news, previews, announcements and multimedia reports from our on-site MTV News Skybox at the convention center. Keep your eyes here on MTV Movies Blog, as well as Splash Page and our mecca of all things gaming, MTV's Multiplayer Blog, throughout the next three days of Comic Con for all the news as it happens.

Oh, and if you're at the show, here's a quick list of events where you'll be able to find your intrepid MTV News team: Read More...


David CarradineFROM SPLASH PAGE: It's been six years since David Carradine's voice first introduced Quentin Tarantino's title villain to audiences in "Kill Bill." When the blockbuster pair of films blew up at the box office in 2003 and 2004, the director said his next installment of "Kill Bill" would be 10 years away, but it's also been reported that a potential anime prequel could be in the works.

"He planned an anime version of the life of Bill before the movie -- which would have to be anime because I’m not getting any younger," Carradine said recently in an interview with MTV News. "He’s also talking about two sequels to it."

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